​[Cover image attached] –  (Last, left) Dr. Tsemo Sihaka Director, UNAIDS Liaison Office to the African Union and UNECA; (Third, Left) Dr. Margaret Agama-Anyetei, Ag. Director of Health and Humanitarian ‎Affairs Directorate, AU Commission; (Middle) H.E. Dr. Marie Khémess Ngom Ndiaye, Minister of Health and Welfare, Republic of ‎Senegal; (Middle right) Ms. Shu-Shu Tekle-Haimanot, Senior Manager, Advocacy and Health Financing at the ‎Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria with government officials from the Government of the Republic of Senegal​

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14 June 2022 – Dakar, Senegal: The 2022 AIDS Watch Africa (AWA) Consultative Experts Committee Meeting began on ‎Tuesday, 14 June‎.

Health Experts at the frontline of the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria across African Union (AU) Member States convened for the two-day consultative meeting to deliberate on matters which require renewed political commitment by Africa’s Heads of State and Government.

The Experts Meeting was held under ‎the theme: “Leveraging Food and Nutrition Security Interventions to fast-track ‎actions ‎‎towards ending AIDS, Tuberculosis and eliminating Malaria by 2030‎”, in line with the ‎African Union theme of the year for 2022, “Nutrition for Socio-Economic ‎Development, ‎Levers for Building the Africa We Want”. The experts will take stock of the progress of implementation of crucial policies formulated to advance AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria response in Africa. The experts will contribute recommendations compiled into a report presented during the next AU Assembly of Heads of States and Governments in 2023.

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Mr. Gamal Eldin Ahmed A. Karrar / Directorate of Information and Communication – African Union ‎Commission – Tell: +251911200922 E-mail: GamalK@africa-union.org or Ms. Whitney Mwangi / AIDS Watch Africa Secretariat – African Union Commission E-mail: WhitneyM@africa-union.org